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    Vacuum Port not strong enough

    Evening, TFP community.

    My vacuum cleaner (The Phoenix by Hayward) runs at 30% power whenever hooked up to my vacuum port, which didn't occur before. However, when I connect it to my skimmer, the vacuum cleaner performs at 100%.

    I adjusted my regulator for a solution, and the skimmer responds properly, but the vacuum port doesn't. I'd appreciate any suggestions or directional support.

    Thanks for reading,
    36000 gallons. In ground. Plaster. Hayward 3020 Cartridge Filter. Pentair 11013 IntelliFlo VS-3050 Variable Speed.

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    Re: Vacuum Port not strong enough

    Welcome to the forum Abel.

    I often find I've missed something simple in situations like this. Have you made sure there isn't a valve pinched down or something? Perhaps the line is clogged? Even if you get it going, I have to say that a suction cleaner is likely at its limit very quickly in that size of pool. If you've ever thought of going another route, a Robot would be an item to consider for the future.
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